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241  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 cowl hood and hinges on: June 23, 2011, 10:20:17 AM
Also go to the home page and look under "Numbers Decode", down near the very end.  Shows original date stamping and another pic of a hood left rear corner.  I've seen some stamps that are halfway off the edge, or lightly stamped so you may need to remove any built-up layers of paint to find it. 
242  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Last 1969 convertible on: June 14, 2011, 12:47:59 PM
On a positive note, he didn't have an orange "CAUTION" sticker on the fan shroud Wink
243  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stuff used for bulkhead connector on: June 06, 2011, 08:45:12 AM
I was recently working with a black waterproof sealant I got through McMaster Carr and thought it appeared similar.  Stuff took awhile (days) to dry though, and came in a standard size caulk gun tube.  I think it was one of the first two listed here, bought it years ago so not certain.  I was surprised it was still good after sitting that long.
244  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 "Patriot Edition"????? on EBay on: June 06, 2011, 08:20:30 AM
There was a discussion on the TC site awhile ago:

245  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: No partial VIN on blocks on: May 24, 2011, 05:51:26 PM
The engine and trans partial VINs were stamped before the alternator was installed, so it was not a matter of having to go back and remove the alternator but more of a consideration of being able to read it once the alternator was mounted.  Norwood used the pad up to around December 68 and Van Nuys varied between the pad and oil filter area thoughout the model year.
246  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: caliper and booster resto where should I send ?? on: May 24, 2011, 05:20:54 PM
The calipers are fairly easy to rebuild if the bores are good.  Whichever vendor you choose, be sure to communicate all expectations in advance and keep a record of your agreement - i.e. no swap outs, grind-out of casting #s or stampings, no restamping, whether you want calipers stainless sleeved, etc.  If the booster is pitted you could lose some stamping detail during the process.  I'd talk to Jerry first, just be patient in reaching him.
247  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Head/Block/Intake/Exhaust casting on: May 13, 2011, 04:53:53 PM
The PE was used across multiple years so you also want to check the casting date on the rear of the carrier.  If you ever go inside it, the ring gear is also stamped.
248  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Head/Block/Intake/Exhaust casting on: May 13, 2011, 03:58:37 PM
Since it was decked you may as well check the entire pad, you never know what will show up.  Post up pics of the trim tag and rear axle stamp as they become available. 
249  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Powerglide stamping ID pic on: May 13, 2011, 03:51:54 PM
Your pan stamp looks like the 1966 p-glide format, pre Camaro.  The format was based on model year, not calendar year the trans was built.  But pans can easily be changed.  Go to the Drivetrain Decoding section on the main page here, and scroll all the way down to see an example of where a powerglide could have been stamped.  Not all got stamped in 67, but look around the entire leading edge of the bellhousing on both sides to include where it angles back, to see if any partial VIN stamps.  Not easily done while it's in the car.  Assuming it's not been altered, the absence of a partial VIN will only determine if 67 or earlier.  I believe there is also date information cast into the aluminum case, however I'm not sure of the detail level it gives you.        
250  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Head/Block/Intake/Exhaust casting on: May 13, 2011, 10:03:33 AM
The engine build date stamp will obviously be a help if you can get it.  There won't be a VIN stamp on a 327, but check that area also.

Was your car assembled at Van Nuys?  My 11B RS/SS 350 was missing its original motor, but I did locate and buy the engine from another LOS 350 MU that was around 750 units ahead of mine, on that mixed model line, so around 2 days earlier.  This is the same 657 block casting as you have, and it too is a H66 casting date.  Don't have the pics in front of me but I believe my engine build date was around H196 and the heads were cast close to the block cast date.  So I'd say that at first glance your heads and intake are not date correct, but the block might be the "born with" based on the casting date and what I've observed.  The August engine in an 11B build is possible, although personally I'd just seen it in 350s.          
251  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stud on power steering pump on: May 03, 2011, 10:30:28 AM
The parts vendors sell the stud for around $5, it had a hex shoulder to screw it into the pump.  I've no idea if the stud was the same for both the banjo and square style pumps, or the length, but you can call.  Here's one:   

They probably also carry these at NAPA etc for less.  If you have a Colvin - Chevrolet by the Numbers book it may have the pump design diagram with dimensions. 
252  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1967 ride heigth on: April 28, 2011, 03:15:57 PM
It's also found in the Chevrolet Camaro factory assembly manual, UPC 3 starting on sheet A8.  You have to compute the correct Z & J measurements by figuring in your specific model, all your options, engine, trans, tires etc.  Then you move on to UPC 4 to similarly compute the K & D measurements for the rear.  The location to take these measurements is also shown.    
253  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Future First Gen Values on: April 27, 2011, 11:59:54 AM
I would expect the folks at Chevrolet did a whole lot of market research before deciding on the new model name, plus they may have other plans for Z28 of which we are unaware.  You have to remember they are marketing to the most likely buyer group.  I was told at a dealership this past weekend that most of their Corvettes are bought by 50-60 year olds, 30-40 year olds buy most of the Camaros.     
254  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: window regulator and parts on: April 22, 2011, 08:49:46 AM
PM sent.
255  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Parts on: April 15, 2011, 08:57:58 PM
I would also add that you need to do your homework first, before ordering from any vendor.  Do not assume what year they list a part for is 100% correct.  I've seen errors on just about every vendor's site.  For example, many will have parts listed for 67 thru 69, when in fact the part is only correct for 68-69 or just 69.  Seems if an exact part isn't available they rather sell you something close but not technically correct or something that may not have even been used on a certain year.  An assembly manual can help you a lot.  Also ask if in doubt, there's a wealth of knowledge in the members of this site.   
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